Filming the Rwenzori Mountains

Filming the Rwenzori Mountains

Filming the Rwenzori Mountains. The park is located in western Uganda. It is named after the Ruwenzori Mountains which are in the surroundings of the park. The mountain is the highest in the county and overall Africa’s third highest mountain. The park has several kinds of vegetation that acts as a home to various wildlife species that are endemic to the Albertine rift system. The vegetation zones in the park are known to change according to changes in altitude. Some of the wildlife species that can be filmed in this park include forest elephant, rwenzori duker, hyrax chimpanzees, and black and white colobus monkeys. The mountain is good for filming hikes and other mountain films.

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Necessary Requirements for Filming the Rwenzori Mountains

Filming the Rwenzori Mountains, you will need to get permission from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.  In order to get a Filming Permit, one must write a letter requesting the permit and fill out an application form which is accompanied by a copy of the screenplay, a story synopsis, and a shooting schedule. These are then sent to the respective authorities Contact us at Eco Film Fixers we will help you process the filming permissions with the Local Authorities for you to successfully film in Uganda.

Media Accreditation

All members of the crew are supposed to be accredited by the Uganda Media Council to be able to film In the country. Media accreditation is a must for all applications to make feature films or documentaries. . Each crew member is required to fill Form G with all details, scan and send it back to us with a copy of his/her passport as well as one photograph to be put on his/her media card and work IDs. On top of this, we will need a letter from the filming company detailing who they are, why they are filming, where they will be filming and details of crew members on this shoot. Crew members will also be required to seek for letters of Good conduct from Interpol (it’s a must have). We will attach this to all details provided and send them to Uganda Media Council for Media card processing and follow it up. This takes about 2-3 working days

Custom clearing

Uganda is not a member of the Carnet Free Systems Unions, so Carnet’s are not valid. The only process to get your equipment in and out of Uganda is through a bonded Agent. A comprehensive list of equipment and value needs to be submitted to URA through a bonded clearing agent for the issuance of a Temporary Import Permit (TIP). A fee equivalent to 10% percentage of the value of the equipment is payable. This fee is non-refundable but will guarantee you safe entry and exist with your equipment. We are able to handle clearing for you as we have a trusted bond agent. On the other hand, you can choose to source gear and equipment from the country to avoid the hustle of clearing.

Visa Advice

In case of visas, we advise you to get a tourist or business visa. Both can work well. Most film crews prefer getting their visas before coming to Uganda and this can be done online. On the other hand visas can also be easily obtained on arrival.

Vehicle Hire Services

Eco film fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film in Uganda. The transportation services all depend on your interest, the nature of the roads and the schedule. For us to have a final estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your filming schedule to have an established mileage and distance to be traveled. We also organize both charter and scheduled air transport for those that are interested in flying to reduce the number of hours.

Accommodation when filming in the park

When filming in this place, you have a range of accommodation options to choose from ranging from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose which lodges to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Options include Margherita hotel, Equator Snow Lodge and Ruboni community camp.

Best Time to film in Uganda

Uganda’s climate is of both dry and wet seasons filming can be done all year round but the best time is during the months of December to February and June to October which are in the dry season.

Why you should use Eco Film Fixers to Film in Uganda

Eco Film Fixers is a film Fixing Company based in Uganda, we pride ourselves in assisting filming companies and Production agencies that are interested in filming in East Africa. We are very capable in handling all fixer services required. our team of local fixers and driver guides is very professional over the years, we have been able to get all relevant connections with other service providers and authority agencies to make sure that accreditation and filming permits are easily processed. Contact us for details and all the relevant information you would like to know for successfully Filming the Rwenzori Mountains.